Brexit in energy and climate: Implications for the UK, EU-27 and its Member States

Date: 
22/11/2017 - 13:45 to 17:00
Venue: 
Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels

Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, it seems highly unlikely that the UK will seek to remain a formal member of the EU Single Market or the European Customs Union. 

This direction of travel raises serious issues for the UK’s future relationship with the EU Single Energy Market in Electricity and Gas and with the EU Emissions Trading System, since the UK has been a key member of both of these arrangements. This will also have potentially profound implications for the UK’s immediate EU neighbours and for the EU as a whole, in the energy and climate policy areas.

Amidst these unsure times, CERRE will publish a new research paper, to shed light on these issues. The report will explore:

  • How the UK’s institutional involvement with energy and climate will change via ACER, ENTSO-E, ENTSO-G, the Single Energy Market, the Energy Community, and other relevant bodies;
  • The possible implications for the operation of interconnections and future interconnector investment with UK’s immediate EU neighbours;
  • How the UK’s energy and climate policy might change in the light of Brexit and what it might mean for the EU; and
  • What the priorities for negotiation should be on both sides.

The findings and recommendations of the report will be presented and debated at this CERRE Executive Seminar, bringing together key representatives from the European institutions, together with academic experts, regulators and key actors of the European energy sector. 

This event is reserved for CERRE members' representatives and a select number of invited guests.  

13:45

Registration

14:00

Chairman's welcome and introduction 
 

Professor Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:10

Keynote speech
 

Andrew Duff

Former Member of the European Parliament 
Visiting Fellow, European Policy Centre
 

14:30

Presentation of the findings of CERRE report
 

Professor Michael Pollitt

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor of Business Economics, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

 

Dr Chi Kong Chyong

Research Associate, Energy Policy Research Group,
University of Cambridge

 

 

15:15
Coffee break
15:30
Panel discussion - the impact of Brexit on EU Energy & Climate Policy
 

Discussion of CERRE report conclusions & how the issues around Brexit may evolve in the energy sector in the coming years

Issues to be discussed:

  • Impact on energy of possible Brexit models (Norway, Switzerland, Turkey).
  • Are there freedom of movement issues for the energy sector?
  • Can there be a unique relationship in respect of energy?
  • How does the UK stay involved in the EU Network Codes framework if it is outside the Single Market?
  • In relation to the particular issues between N. Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with the Single Energy Market, might solutions here shape the wider EU/UK interface?
  • What do we see as the main Brexit issues now/Day 1/Day 100/Day 1000?

16:50

Closing remarks
17:00
Cocktail reception
 

Discussants:

Emmanuel Brutin

Head, Brussels Office
National Grid

 

 

Prof Dr Dirk Buschle

Deputy Director, Energy Community & Energy Chair,
College of Europe

 
 
 

Antony Froggatt

Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment & Resources,
Chatham House

 

 

Jonathan Gaventa

Director Energy Union,
E3G

 

 

Dr Susanne Nies

Manager, Corporate Affairs,
ENTSO-E

 

 

Clara Poletti

Director, Markets Division,
AEEGSI

 
 

Dietmar Preinstorfer

Head, International Relations,
E-Control

 

 

Robert Sale

Director, Regulation & Strategy,
‎Interconnector UK

 
 
 

Graeme Steele

Senior Advisor,
CERRE

 
 
 

Alain Taccoen

Head, Regulation, Supply Division,
EDF

 
 
 

Mike Thorne

Representative,
GIE

 

 

Rudy Van Beurden

Manager, Communication & Public Affairs,
Fluxys

 

 

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 13.45-17.00,
Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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